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Asparagus Soup

This is in continuation to my experiments with  veggies which are rarely used in Indian recipes. I spotted Asparagus too on Bigbasket.com and ordered them.

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The shoots are tender and fresh.
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While browsing the net i learnt that Asparagus grows in the Himalayan region in India. I also discovered that it is called as ‘Satavari’ or ‘Shatavari’ in Sanskrit and used in various treatments in Ayurveda (the traditional system of Indian medicine)

This is the first time I laid my hands on Asparagus shoots. This veggie too was on my mind for a long time. After looking up several videos on YouTube I decided to prepare Asparagus soup.

Recipe : To prepare soup for 2 persons
Cut the tender part of the Asparagus (100 gm) into pieces one inch pieces.

Boil these pieces of Asparagus in salt water for 3 minutes.

Strain and cool them immediately under cold running water so they stop cooking. This helps in retaining the green color.

Puree these pieces and keep aside.

In a pan , add butter or olive oil (2 tsp) and then add finely chopped onion (one small)  . Keep stirring the onion till it turns very soft.
Add chopped garlic ( 2 big cloves)and stir for one minute.

Add the puree.

Season with salt n pepper as per taste.

Add a little milk (50 ml) and stir for a minute.

Switch off the stove and add drops of lemon juice as per your taste.

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I hope to include Asparagus in my diet for its liver and kidney detoxifying properties. It is also one of the most Alkaline foods . It is very important to ensure that the pH levels of the blood remains Alkaline in order to keep the body healthy.

Here is a link to the numerous health benefits of Asparagus.

http://www.naturalnews.com/023368_asparagus_benefits_food.html#

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